Roy Harris

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Roy Ellsworth Harris (12 February 18981 October 1979) was an American composer.

Quotes about Harris[edit]

  • How blessed are they who are born deaf, and are spared the agony of listening to the hideous sounds of Symphony No. 3 by Roy Harris, just performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Roy Harris should have stuck to truck driving instead of insulting music-lovers with his senseless noise.
    • Letter to the Editor of Radio Times (1942), as quoted in Lexicon of Musical Invective : Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven's Time (1965) by Nicolas Slonimsky, p.107

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